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Feb 12, 2013 1:00am PST
conflict with iran could push up energy prices. erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: joining us now with more on what to expect from president obama's state of the union address, david gordon, head of research at the eurasia group in washington d.c. >> so if you heard from our report, david, it's all about the economy. that's the big interest for most americans. what can the president propose tomorrow that will get the economy moving without some kind of big stimulus plan? >> so i think that the president's going to try to do a couple of things. first he's going to call on others to help him. first es he going to call on the congress to do two things. one, avoid the sequester, avoid the job cuts that will come from the sequester. and come to a balanced program on putting budget issues on the sidelines for the rest of this year. two, pass immigration reform so people have confidence, migrant workers have confidence, or security improves, so es's going to ask the congress. second he's going call on business whose balance sheets are in very good shape. he's going to say now is t
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Feb 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
energy and economic growth, as well as energy dependence versus drilling, the president's upcoming decision is increasingly seen as a crucial test by all sides. >> thousands of people marched on the national mall in washington yesterday, braving a cold winter wind to take part in what organizers called the biggest climate rally in u.s. history. they called for president obama to reject the proposed keystone excel oil pipeline. >> the reason i came here today was because i feel like president obama... i feel like if we make a statement with our numbers and our passion that he'll get the message. >> woodruff: the keystone project is designed to move crude oil hundreds of thousands of barrels a day that would be extracted from the oil sands of northern alberta in western canada. the oil would be transported across several u.s. states to refinerees and ports in texas. the company behind the 1700-mile pipeline, trans-canada, has altered the route to largely by-pass a water deposit in nebraska. but protest organizers insisted the pipeline still threatens land it crosses and will mean eve
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Feb 19, 2013 2:30pm PST
in history. sparking a hunt for the pricey jim. and the mystery of dark energy. could our physics textbooks and soon be due for right? -- soon be due for a rewrite? welcome to our viewers some public television in america and around the globe. another day of high drama in a south african court. the world heard from the forceft time about the death of riva steenkamp. he claimed he mistook her for a intruder. the prosecution claims he intentionally shot and killed her. >> he spent five nights behind bars now. prooscar pistorius back in court today. his family behind him to support the man who may have killed his girlfriend in a terrible accident. the prosecution argued that pistorius planned to murder. the magistrate ruled he would be treating this case is one of premeditated murder with a possible life sentence. pistorius and his father took the news hard. the court is on a short break. the family has been sitting and pistorius has been very emotional, breaking down when he heard from the judge that this would be treated as premeditated murder. and from this team came the first det
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Feb 16, 2013 1:00am PST
. almost 1.9 billion on the nasdaq. today's weakness was localized in the energy sector, falling 1.1%. the financial sector fell just 0.3%. as i mentioned, this afternoon, a news report about wal-mart hit the broad market and wal-mart shares as well. an executive at the world's largest retail called february sales, quote, "a total disaster," end quote, according to bloomberg. the report said an internal email blamed the slow start to february sales on the increase in the payroll tax that took effect at the first of the year. that had the effect of cutting worker's take home pay by 2%. wal-mart shares fell 2.2%. volume tripled. wal-mart does not publicly report monthly sales figures but the executive's email contends it's the worst start to a month in at least seven years. but worries over wal-mart's sales hit other retail stocks. sears holdings dropped 2.3%. target fell 1.6%. discounter dollar general was down 1.5%. a few other consumer-oriented companies were in focus. the firm behind well known fashion brands like lee jeans, vans shoes and north face jackets had improving profit ma
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Feb 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
stole reams of information from u.s. military contractors, energy companies, the aerospace and telecommunications industry and others. in beijing, a chinese government spokesman called the report "groundless" without addressing the specific findings. >> ( translated ): china firmly opposes hacking, has implemented relevant laws and regulations and adopted strict enforcement measures to prevent hacking activities. china is also a victim of internet hacking attacks. we have stressed many times that hacking attacks are transnational and anonymous. determining their origins is extremely difficult. we don't know how the in evidence this so-called report can be tenable. >> woodruff: still, the mandiant findings are the most detailed accusations yet against china over hacking. more generally, a u.s. national intelligence estimate said this month that china is tearing out a major cyber espionage campaign against american targets and apple said today it was hacked by the same group that attacked facebook last week. both companies said no data was compromised and both traced the attacks
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
plus side, energy rose slightly. now, let's take a look at some of the day's big earnings reports. whole foods posted a 24% gain in first quarter profits. both sales and margins also improved. but the stock wilted, falling nearly 10% to $87.50. and that's because the company warned of weaker sales and margins for the rest of this year. but that decline was small potatoes compared to the big drop in weight watchers stock, down 17%. earnings plunged in the fourth quarter due to higher costs as well as thinner attendance at its weight loss meetings. the company also warned earnings this year will be far below expectations. "angie's list" was a huge gainer. check out this chart! the company surprised wall street by reporting a fourth quarter profit instead of a loss. that pushed the stock up more than 20%. the online review site was able to cut costs while boosting revenues. angie's also expects first quarter sales to come in ahead of estimates. skechers also swung to a fourth quarter profit thanks to big gains in sales of women's shoes. earnings were much stronger than expected, cata
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Feb 12, 2013 10:00pm PST
washington. there was a tremendous amount of energy when we first got here. >> next hour, members will begin reading the constitution... >> we the people... >> narrator: from the beginning, they were unorthodox. for the first time ever, they took turns reading aloud the constitution of the united states in the house chamber. >> the congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes... >> to coin money, regulate the value thereof... >> to raise and support armies... >> these were not people who spent 25 years in politics. in fact, that was a big strike against you. they were elected not to sell out the way so many politicians had done, that they were elected to speak truth to power. >> the right of citizens of the united states to vote... >> they came into office with the sounds of the tea party, the concerns of the tea party, their reaction to obama's massive overspending and a rejection of eight years of bush. not just the cost of wars and occupation, but the complete disregard of cost of government as an issue. >> no person shall be elected to the office... >> the definition of insan
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Feb 12, 2013 12:00am PST
taxes on certain forms of energy, which is good for the environment. >> rose: a carbon tax. >> some form of carbon tax, federal gas tax is going up a bit. something like that. you can get another few hundred billion a year out of that. that gets you up to 3.5. the last trillion is where the rubber meets the road. i think all of that, maybe dems and republicans wouldn't automatically admit they would be willing to do it but all of that is within the realm of reason. the last trillion is the hard part. because then you're making very tough choices about which specific taxes to raise versus which specific spending cuts. >> rose: what choices would you recommend the country make. >> in my opinion and i do work some with the congressional budget office, although they are nonpartisan, this is just my opinion. i would make four or five big choices. i would, indeed, put up some sort of carbon tax. and for the sake of call all of us and future generation. >> rose: the congress went crazy over cap and trade. >> cap and trade is a crazy thing to doment but also, also, frankly, the world has ch
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Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
nuclear sites. a team from the international atomic energy agency returned home empty-handed today, after talks in tehran. meanwhile, iran announced it's installing a new generation of centrifuges to enrich uranium. and, "the washington post" reported iran tried a year ago to buy 100,000 specialized magnets for centrifuges. the u.s. and other nations say iran means to build nuclear weapons. the iranians say their program is for power generation. around the world today, people rallied to raise awareness of violence against women. the "one billion rising" campaign staged rallies, dances and vigils in dozens of major cities. the events were held to coincide with valentine's day. the united nations has estimated that one of every three women worldwide, is raped or beaten in the course of a lifetime. a long-time leader in american a new implantable device that restores some vision in the blind won approval today in the united states. the food and drug administration agreed to allow use of the argus 2 retinal prosthesis. it uses electrodes in the retina that receives signals from a wireless cam
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Feb 13, 2013 12:00am PST
immigration reform, raising the minimum wage and energy independence. quoted john f. kennedy 1962 speech saying the substitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress. you agenda he made few concessions to republicans. it remans to be seen whether the president can break away from the bitter partisanship and dysfunction of his first term and whether he can strike the grand bargains the country needs. >> the greatest nation on worth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crises to the next we can't do it. [applause] let's agree, let's agree right here right now to keep the people's government open and pay our bills on time and always uphold the full faith and credit of the united states of america. our economy is stronger. when we honor else the talents and ingenuity of striving hopeful immigrants. and right now, leaders from the business labor law enforcement faith communities, they all agree that the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. now is the time to do it. know is the time to get it done. if you want to vote no, t
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Feb 11, 2013 2:30pm PST
a very humble man and realistic man. the job requires energies of mind and body that he no longer has. he has felt free to step down. it is the end of an era, it is the beginning of another. it is the end of the popes that are very closely involved with the vatican council. he opens the way for future popes to retire the way he has done. >> he described himself as a transitional figure, a caretaker for the catholic church. >> i think that pope benedict have the very difficult task of moving the church for word from the enormously impressive pontificate of pope john paul. it was very difficult to imagine another pope after pope john paul. they needed somebody to be different. i think he have the strength and the character to do that. >> he certainly have the intellect. the catholic church is declining in numbers in europe and america. it is growing in africa and latin america. is it time for a pontiff from outside europe? >> it is certainly possible. just before being elected pope, he thought that the time might be drawing close for a pulp from another part of the world. i would sa
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Feb 17, 2013 3:00pm PST
wage to $9 an hour, wants a new energy bill similar to cap-and-trade, wants preschool for every 4-year-old in the nation, tax reform, gun control, citizenship for undocumented immigrants. what are his chances, charles? >> approximately zero. he is talking as if we have a huge surplus so we can start spending all over again inaugural address was the philosophical statement of what i call this left-liberalism, the state of the union address is the programmatic expression of that. there a social ill that he did not have the government answer to? if he did, i did not hear it. >> mark? >> if that is a liberal agenda, we have moved the goal posts in our country. i thought the speech was -- the sum of its parts did not create a greater whole. i thought that parts of it were really good. like the minimum wage, i like the education, i like the training, i particularly like the gun -- at the end. richarde wasn't come in nixon's turn, the lift of a driving dream. >> colby? >> i don't think it was supposed to be that kind of address. i think he laid out an agenda, and agenda he wants to pursu
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
is their energy and playfulness. researchers have mixed and the depressants in with their food. after a few weeks, the staff noticed a change. >> that would just sit in the corner and do nothing. after the invention, they are playing with each other and interacting and doing much better now. >> this chimp used to scream all the time in terror. now his main worry is someone might take his ^. these two now play affectionately. hundreds up chimps have been used in experiments over the years. many windup traumatized. 20 years ago, chimp research was at its side, particularly in the u.s. but then they were needed for hiv research. because the public opposition, their use is not decreasing. a recent scientific committee has recommended that more than 300 chimps should be retired in about their remaining years at a sanctuary. simply releasing a chimps will not be enough. many 1 non--- many may well need anti-depressant. >> i think, yes, there is a sizable amount of chimps that could potentially benefit from this sort of a therapeutic approach. >> anti-depressants help these once traum
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
there. there was energy in that room right now. i mean... >> woodruff: well, they're waiting. >> usually there's a milling back and forth and kind of a... >> woodruff: higher energy. people who slap each other's backs for a living. they're good at that. i agree with that. >> it looks like a painting almost. >> woodruff: i'm told the president is right outside the door. but who knows how close he is. but in just a moment, the house sergeant of arms is going to... maybe it's about to happen in a moment. he's going to announce the president. >> watch he does. he comes down three steps, three rows. >> woodruff: paul irving. house sergeant of arms. >> puts his finger on a button. see him? he did that. >> mr. speaker, the president of the united states. ( applause ) >> woodruff: so at nine minutes after 9:00 eastern time, president obama makes his way in. the official plan had been for him to come in a minute or two after. but i guess he has a prerogative of being a few minutes later than what we were told. >> he just can't stop himself. he just likes to chat and chat and chat. >>
PBS
Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
fred upton, republican from michigan, chairman of the house energy and commerce committee. what a coincidence. the oil and gas industry is one of his top donors, helping him raise the $4 million dollars he spent last year to win re-election. senator kirsten gillibrand and senator chuck schumer, democrats of new york, have wall street as a constituent and patron. her biggest contributors include jpmorgan chase, morgan stanley, goldman sachs, and law firms that have advised them. his top donors include securities and investment firms, lawyers and legal firms, and lobbyists. and there are fleeting glances of some familiar faces here tonight seen recently on our broadcast. senator mitch mcconnell of kentucky, the republican leader in the senate, republican orrin hatch of utah, and democratic senator max baucus of montana. all cited by "the new york times" as suspects in that mysterious migration of half a billion dollars from taxpayers over to the bottom line of drug companies, especially the pharmaceutical giant amgen. would it surprise you to learn that over the past five years, amg
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
instant deposit of energy in the atmosphere. and so forth nationally we were able to tell them, we, i mean people, my scientific brethren who study this, were able to tell them no, that was not somebody's first strike it was actually a cosmic event. so that was in the 1990s. and if this had happened over the pas civic, nobody would have noticed. >> is it, in fact happening all the time? this kind of thing. >> yes, so something of this magnitude we might imagine is perhaps once a decade. i mean if one happened in the 90s and one happened now and you fill in for the areas of the earth it would not have been noticed f it did. for example the north pole or antarctica or northern canada where hardly anybody lives. you could easily sort of hide one of these from anybody's view simply because of the large swathes of area on earth's surface where nobody inhabits it. so i could imagine it would be once every five to ten years. >> and what exactly is it? what is a meteor and what is an asteroid for that matter? >> yeah, well, we can go back, asteroid 101, actually i have the solar system, my ti
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Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
instead of the top down, america does better. that's really been the focus of his energies on domestic policy since, like i said, the time he began running for this office. it was the focus of so much what he did in his first term. it remains the focus because the recession that was in full bloom when he took office in january of 2009 cost this economy almost nine million jobs. and dug a heublg hole out of which we've been climbing ever since. we've achieved a lot. over six million private sector jobs. quarter after quarter of economic growth. there's more work to do. what you'll hear is a plan from the president to get that done. more jobs, more growth. >> woodruff: when it comes to the economy and the fiscal health of the federal government, we know that house speaker john boehner told reporters today that the president in his words doesn't have the guts to tackle the serious problem of the debt facing this country, that he's not willing to take on his own party when it comes to reducing or rather raising the eligibility age for medicare. >> i think it's unfortunate that the name-cal
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Feb 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
air, walking into the chamber. he seemed more sure of himself and on climate and energy, he knows if anything happen on those, it will be because of executive action, not because of people in the room. it's interesting to watch who's applauding and who's not but the senate democrat -- mark pryor from arkansas, mary landers from louisiana, and a few others, will not want to vote on this because they're up for election in 2014 so we focus on republicans but it was a message for democrats, as well. john: he friday congress doesn't move, i will. eamon, i want to talk to you about the specifics. we'll talk about what was in the speech. let's talk about minimum wage. this was new in the speech although he supported it before. what's the economics behind that, what are the chances that minimum wage is going to come and is it a good idea? >> it's probably a long shot politically to get this thing done. minimum wage now is $7.25 an hour. the president would like it to go to $9 an hour. a lot of states have minimum wages higher than the federal minimum wage now and what a wage should be in a g
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Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
physical energy to continue. today the vatican said he had been wearing a pacemaker for some time. >> somebody talked about the fact that he had had a pacemaker a few months ago. that is correct. there was a routine replacement for the batteries. >> when he stand down, he will remain in rome to study. he will be living in a monastery. there'll not be two popes although it is unclear what his title will be. the church went out of the way to say that he would have no role in the choice of his successor. he will have nothing to say about it the insisted. the question remains as to whether this conservative pope will have some influence on the future direction of the church. already, and catholics are debating what the future of the church should be and what kind of figure should lead it. >> he will probably be a little more liberal but the catholic church is headed toward more realism. >> the qualities i would like to see is the ability to communicate well, especially with the young people. >> in march, and the cardinals will choose a new pope. some are already suggesting that in net
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Feb 17, 2013 3:30pm PST
manufacturers, anybody in green energy, help anybody in exports. he is talking about more government. just because it is coming from barack obama we are supposed to assume it is smarter government? as opposed to just bigger government? it is the same industrial policy he has been laying out for two or three years. >> does obama still have the gift of gab? >> yeah but the problem is the gab goes on for too long and i think people stop listening at some point. so many different programs you almost couldn't follow it at some points. i think he has to simplify, there are some things that must be done to strength ep the economy, it should have been done a couple of years ago but better late than never. infrastructure is one of them, reform of the tax code is another. but he had so many different programs. the one thing i think is really critical in this whole thing is the fact there may be a common market between the united states and the european common market. that would be huge, there would be no taxes to do that. it would a huge stimulus to our economy. >> shall i rain on obama's para
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00pm PST
spending last month, partly because of higher taxes, and energy prices. retail sales edged up just 0.1% in january. that's much less than in december. should investors be concerned about weak consumer spending? erika miller reports. >> reporter: consumer spending is watched closely, because it accounts for roughly 70% of economic growth. unfortunately, the latest reading on retail sales is not encouraging. the measley 0.1% gain in january was the smallest increase in three months. even core retail sales, which strips out volatile categories, ticked up just 0.2%. consumers have been cutting back on purchases of cars, clothing, and furniture. but sales did rise at home- improvement stores, gas stations and online retailers. part of the problem is rising prices at the pump. regular unleaded has soared $0.30 a gallon, on average nationwide, in the past month. but more importantly, nearly every working american is taking home less pay this year because of higher payroll taxes. mastercard advisors says there's been a drop in spending across all income levels. >> it's off a cliff. interesting
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Feb 14, 2013 12:00pm PST
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